British officials have removed the word “Christmas” from a proposed government campaign, fearing the term offends minorities.
UK officials have apparently embraced their inner Scrooge, vetoing the use of the word ‘Christmas’ as part of a coronavirus testing campaign aimed at students, arguing that the use of the term may offend minorities from the country.
The campaign, which reportedly revolved around ministers using the slogan ‘Don’t bring COVID home for Christmas’, is part of a larger government effort to limit the spread of the Chinese coronavirus after two cases of the variant were discovered Omicron le- rive.
“We have been informed by the Cabinet Office that we should not use the word Christmas – because the government campaign must be inclusive and some religions do not celebrate Christmas,” an email seen by The mail on Sunday read. “The other option was the ‘holiday season’ which keeps emotional motivation going.”
“We opted for ‘Don’t bring COVID-19 home for the holidays’ – because it is linked to the school and college Christmas holidays,” the email continues. “The alliteration with ‘home’ and ‘vacation’ scans well and is memorable.”
Despite the politically correct alliteration, this suggestion was also dismissed in a follow-up email sent by another UK bureaucrat.
“We don’t talk about Christmas like a vacation (that’s Americanism),” the email read. “Please can we say, ‘Don’t bring Covid-19 home’. “
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Conservative MP Saqib Bhatti blasted the decision to remove Christmas mention from the campaign.
“As a Muslim, I find it ridiculous that we can’t take advantage of this special time of year. I can’t wait to show my new son his first Christmas tree. The idea that you can’t mention Christmas is completely ridiculous, ”Bhatti said.
“This is the time to celebrate, no matter where you are from. It’s part of the British culture that I love. It is the celebration of all cultures that makes this the most welcoming country in the world.
“I am proud and proud to celebrate Christmas. The Blob must stop waging war on Christmas and continue to deliver for the British people, ”concluded Bhatti.
The UK government is not alone in waging a waking war on Christmas traditions this year, with a short film produced by the Norwegian Postal Service showing Santa Claus falling in love with another man.
The ad – what a British left-wing newspaper The Guardian called “heartwarming” – follows St Nick and his new love, Harry, who at one point says to Santa, “All I want for Christmas is you.”
The film ends with the couple kissing passionately with a kiss.
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– Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) 25 November 2021